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ATA Employees meet with Bob Mecca - Executive Director of LIFT on April 14th

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April 14, 2016



ATA NEWS RELEASE: ATA Employees meet with Bob Mecca - Executive Director of LIFT on April 14th

JOHNSONBURG PA – Bob Mecca, the Executive Director of Life and Independence for Today joined ATA employees at the Johnsonburg HQ, Maintenance and Mobility Center on April 14th to accept an employee contribution to LIFT. The funds were raised in a series of lunchtime events in recent weeks from among ATA employees who work in the HQ facility.

“In the past we have helped LIFT raise funds supporting their successful emergency ramp project and LIFT’s Disability and Aging Expo. This time we have left it to Bob and his team at LIFT to decide where this contribution should be used,” said one ATA organizer. ‘He’s indicated that the money will go toward one of its key services called Nursing Home Transition for Persons under the age of 60.”

According to the new LIFT website

“Nursing Home Transition (NHT) is a process of assisting and empowering residents who want to move from a a nursing facility back to a home of their choice in the community  Through the Nursing Home Transition Program, our agency assists consumers under the age of 60. Life and Independence for Today also provides outreach and education to residents, nursing facility staff, families, and community members so that consumers have the necessary information to make well-informed decisions about their transition.  Through this program, we also connect residents to the services and resources that have been identified and that the consumer has chosen as needed supports for living in the community.  We also advocate for residents to ensure transition plans meet individual needs, while empowering residents to direct their own transition  If you would like to find out if you or a loved one is eligible for our Nursing Home Transition Program, call Life and Independence for Today at 1-800-341-5438, or contact via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.40 more screen


ATA is observing its 40th Anniversary Year in 2016. The six county transportation agency was formed in 1976. The transit authority and LIFT share the same geographic service area and coordinate many activities for the disabled and joint advocacy for ADA, now in its 26th year.

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Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) is a Center for Independent Living located in St. Marys, PA. We are a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities in Elk, Cameron, McKean, Jefferson, Clearfield, and Potter Counties.


ATA is a six county regional transportation authority with headquarters in Johnsonburg PA, support facilities in Bradford and DuBois and transit centers operating in St. Marys and Punxsutawney.

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ATA Headquarters – Johnsonburg April 14, 2016
Debby Smith, Michelle Woodcock, Debbie Addeo, Valerie King, Kristine Gelsick, Dessa Chittester, Coletta Corioso, Michael Agosti, Rick Viglione, Michael Imbrogno, Bob Mecca, Rich Ross, Charlie Shilk, Mike Trunzo, John Schloder, Geno Ferrari

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John Lacny
Director, Marketing and Communication ATA
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